Imagine floating in space high above the Earth. You’re physically safe, wrapped in your space suit and tethered to your ship, so nothing to worry you there. All your attention is focused on what you see before you – our beautiful planet.
In silence, as you gaze upon the planet that is our home, the glorious colours, the expanses of water, the swirls of cloud formations, how do you feel? I imagine you would feel calm, relaxed, at peace and your mind free of the hustle and bustle that is your life down on the planet.
You see weather patterns, land masses and where the planet is dark you see towns and cities lit up and you see connections within and to other towns and cities.
With your mind free from the detail of everyday life you see the big picture and not the small detail.
But you know that whilst you gaze down upon our world, it is constantly pulling on you trying to drag you back to its surface, back down to the noise and the small detail.
Your business does the same; it possesses a gravity, a pull, from which it is so hard to escape. It holds you in its embrace and presents you with only the small detail.
It is hard to escape the pull of your business, to escape the daily demands it places on you. But escape it you must. For only by looking down on it from up high can you truly look at and understand your business and plan where you’re going to take it and how. Continue reading →